Our patron saint the fearless Bernd Rosemeyer has turned one hundred last night, sacrificing 71 and counting years to the fastest highway accident in human history. We baked him a cake.
“It’s a little bit like Monaco without the houses,” is how Murray Walker described the Hungaroring. This year’s Hungarian Grand Prix was to be a weekend about Felipe Massa’s crash and Lewis Hamilton’s unlikely victory—preceded by an embarrassing spectacle as Hungarian as pre-race events get.
Today marks the first birthday of Hyperleggera and what better way to mark the occasion than with a Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera chained to the very ground.
If you have a child you would like to put to sleep, it’s not an altogether bad idea to strap her into a Z’s seat and take her for a ride. In no time, she will be fast asleep. Note: keep your foot down at all times.
As our team heads into Italy for this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este by Lake Como, it’s time to look at this report—published for the first time in English—on the 2007 event. An occasion which, with its Homeric undertones, proved life-changing for a young Dr. Orosz.
If you have to drive in snow, please be on the lookout for snowmen. They lack both fine motor control and a good sense of hearing. This can result in tragic accidents.
In the spring of 2006, I had a chat with Horacio Pagani, whose eponymous company builds the Zonda. It is published here for the first time in its original English.
Horacio Pagani’s baroque street racer has turned ten and is leaving the supercar scene with the Zonda R track special. We celebrate with an illustrated guide of every Zonda model ever made, complete with Harry Metcalfe’s galactic scoutship and a guest appearance by Scarlett Johansson’s breasts.
In December 2006, I visited BMW’s Dingolfing factory—where the 5, 6 and 7 Series are made, along with the Rolls–Royce Phantom—only to be told of their No Photography policy on site. I had a story to file, so I did what I could: made drawings in Crayola. All four thousand words and twenty-seven drawings are now republished here in English.
Saab’s seemingly awesome special edition is nothing but a symptom of the pointlessness that’s eating the car industry alive.
Testing the Dynolicious software with a BMW 335i.
Cruising for a minute in Lexus’s cybernetic whale. Set to Terry S. Taylor’s Sound Effects Record #32
Executive producer Natalie Polgar hacks sunflowers in the hot sun.
Contrary to popular belief, the Countach was not a supercar.
Riding in an Opel Corsa Van across downtown Budapest.
Proof that tiny European vans can be great fun.
Nino Karotta acquires a splendid new Datsun 280ZX for peanuts.
In which Florence watches ekranoplans and learns to shoot a gun. Previously in this series: Pop-Tarts
A GranTurismo takes off at a red light on Andrássy út, Budapest.
Why the 24 Hours of Le Mans is the greatest motor race on Earth and why you will never learn this from Wikipedia alone.
In which we meet Florence, an assassin who flies to Budapest for a mission about to go terribly wrong.
Nino Karotta’s Datsun Gloria rides again.
After four years of tweaking, Nino Karotta takes his Nissan 200SX to a racetrack for its first ever drift session.
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